St Andrew Goldfields Ltd.

St Andrew Goldfields Ltd.

August 23, 2005 10:33 ET

St Andrew Announces Appointment of Warren Bates as Vice-President, Exploration

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 23, 2005) - St Andrew Goldfields Ltd. (TSX:SAS) ("St Andrew") is very pleased to announce the appointment of a key position in the company's senior management team.

Vice-President, Exploration at the Corporate Office in Oakville, Ontario

Warren Bates, P.Geo has been appointed Vice-President, Exploration at St Andrew's corporate office in Oakville, Ontario and will report directly to the President and CEO. Warren will be responsible for all of St Andrew's exploration efforts in the Timmins, Ontario; Eskay Creek, British Columbia; and Kuskokwin-Tintina, Alaska, mining camps. He will also be responsible for the ongoing geological and exploration efforts at St Andrew's Stock Gold Complex in Timmins and the Nixon Fork Gold Mine in Alaska.

Warren has had extensive experience in the mining and exploration industry. During the last 20 years he worked for Granges Inc. and its successor company, Vista Gold Inc., in various roles from District Geologist to International Exploration Manager. He has had experience in both the Timmins and Eskay Creek Mining Camp, operated and managed exploration programs in North and South America which resulted in a number of gold discoveries, undertook evaluations and acquisitions, conducted pre-feasibility and feasibility studies and has had hands-on, day-to-day experience in mine operations.

In his new position Warren will have the Regional Exploration Managers for Timmins, Eskay Creek and Alaska reporting directly to him. His primary mandate will be to drive exploration discoveries, increase the reserves and resources of St Andrew and ensure the sustainability of St Andrew's operations from a geological point of view.

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